Liverpool will be without Mamadou Sakho and Joe Allen for this evening’s match against Everton – the 222nd Merseyside derby.
The pair are both nursing hamstring injuries and will miss out, along with Jose Enrique, Glen Johnson, Lucas Leiva and Daniel Agger.
Liverpool are without a number of defenders for tomorrow afternoons FA Cup fourth round tie against Bournemouth at Anfield.
Glen Johnson has been ruled out for a number of weeks with a groin injury, and joins Jose Enrique, Daniel Agger and Mamadou Sakho on the side-lines.
Liverpool midfielder Jordan Henderson believes that the club’s absence for European competition this season has benefitted league campaign, Sky Sports understands.
The midfielder, who has arguably been the Reds’ most improved player this season, has said that the extra rest the team has been able to enjoy has helped them in their pursuit of a top four spot this time around.
Liverpool duo Steven Gerrard and Daniel Sturridge are both set to be recalled to the England line-up for tomorrow evening’s clash with Germany at Wembley.
The pair both missed Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Chile with Gerrard struggling with a hip injury and Sturridge still having not fully recovered from a thigh problem.
Glen Johnson is available for tomorrow afternoon’s visit of Fulham after recovering from the jaw infection that kept him out of last weekend’s defeat to league leaders Arsenal.
Fellow full-back Jose Enrique is also set to return after missing the past month with a knee injury.
Former Liverpool player John Aldridge believes Brendan Rodgers should recall Daniel Agger to Liverpool’s starting XI, the Mirror understands.
The Reds have been playing a 3-5-2 formation in recent weeks, and were exposed last time out as league leaders Arsenal beat them by two goals to nil.
Liverpool could welcome back Glen Johnson, Aly Cissokho and Joe Allen for tomorrow’s trip to Newcastle United.
Lucas returns after suspension though the game has come too soon for fellow Brazil international Philippe Coutinho.
Lucas Leiva will miss tomorrow’s visit of Crystal Palace, as the midfielder serves a one match ban after picking up five yellow cards.
Jordan Henderson is set to move into a defensive midfield role, while Raheem Sterling is hoping to earn a recall to the starting line-up.
Liverpool will be hoping to return to winning ways as the travel to struggling Sunderland on Sunday afternoon.
After their unbeaten start to the season came to an end last weekend following their narrow home defeat to Southampton, the Reds crashed out of the League Cup to Manchester United on Wednesday evening.
Luis Suarez is available for this evening’s Capital One Cup third round tie with Manchester United after completing his ten match suspension.
The Uruguay international, who has four goals in this competition so far, has not featured competitively for the club since the 2-2 draw with Chelsea at Anfield back in April, where the incident that led to his ban took place.Daniel Agger will face a late fitness test ahead of the game but Glen Johnson, Joe Allen and Philippe Coutinho are all side-lined through injury.
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